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Updated: 18th March, 2020 - Bilingual chatbot extends student information at SZTE

In addition to the health student hotline launched on the 10th of March, a chatbot has also been launched to inform university students at the SZTE. On the University of Szeged Facebook page, Berci-bot provides information in Hungarian and English on distance education, graduation and dormitory placement.

Since the 10th of March, coronavirus-related information has been available 24/7 for students of the University of Szeged through a public hotline. SZTE students can ask for information in healthcare related issues, both in Hungarian and in English, at +36 62 546 800. On 18th March, a chatbot is launched to give out information about upcoming changes in education necessary because of the current national state of emergency.


The chatbot sends out short messages about the length of the semester, the official venues of education, practical lessons, thesis defense sessions or who is allowed to stay in dormitories. Berci-bot is available on the official Facebook page of the University of Szeged.


Latest resolutions:

11/2020 (III.17.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee


Useful links and other resolutions:

Resolution for rectorial break

Modification of the spring break by the Rector

1/2020 (II.26.) Rector-Chancellor Circular regarding measures in connection with the spread of the coronavirus infection

Exemption from work duty

2/2020 (II.26.) Rector-Chancellor Circular regarding the students of the University of Szeged concerning measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection

3/2020 (III.05.) Rector-Chancellor Circular regarding the obligatory compliance with the measures imposed by the Coronavirus Operative Committee

1/2020 (III.06.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

2/2020 (III.09.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

3/2020 (III.09.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

4/2020. (III.11.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

5/2020. (III.11.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

6/2020. (III.11.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

7/2020. (III.11.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

8/2020 (III.12.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

9/2020. (III.15.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

10/2020. (III.16.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

Spreadsheet attached to the 10/2020. (III.16.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee

11/2020 (III.17.) Circular of the Coronavirus Operative Committee


General procedure on coronavirus issued by the National Public Health Service of Hungary here.

Informative video on coronavirus of WHO here.

WHO advices on hand washing here.


Previously in this topic:

Further Measures Have Been Introduced Concerning the Coronavirus at the University of Szeged

UPDATE 10th March 2020: Most Important Measures Concerning the Coronavirus Disease

UPDATED 11th March 2020: Educational break at the University of Szeged

Updated on the 12th March 2020: Measures Imposed with Immediate Effect at the University of Szeged

Updated: 12th March 2020 – Measures Applying to Events at the University of Szeged

Updated: 13th March 2020 - Information on Areas Affected with COVID-19 virus

Update 15th March 2020 - Postponement of Patient Care Not Requiring Immediate Medical Care

Updated: 16th March 2020 – Online education at the University of Szeged

Update: 17th March 2020 – New Measures on Employment

Update: 17th March 2020 – Special Measures on Students

SZTE Experience

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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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